Friday, March 25, 2016

Yellow Split Pea Soup

Yum


                                                           Yellow Split Pea Soup a.k.a Fava

                                   
                                    

 When it's cold outside you need something healthy and delicious to warm your families insides and lift their spirits, nothing hits the spot like yellow split pea soup. It's quick,easy healthy and not to mention easy on the pocket. Split pea soup is rich in proteins and it comes in two colors yellow and green, I love both, it's just that yellow looks prettier. This is an authentic Greek traditional dish and you can find it at almost all local taverns when travelling to Greece. You don't have to travel to Greece to have this yummy dish, take a walk at your local grocery store, they have plenty. I have been such a food aficionado all my life due to my family's  Greek culture but also to my dad's refined taste buds.He always appreciated a higher quality of food and Split Pea Soup falls under this category.  A higher quality of food!

Split Pea Soup is a.k.a pease pudding, it was made in Medieval Europe and it's a popular dish in the Greek culture a.k.a Fava which is served as an ( appetizer) meze. Fave can be prepared as a puree or you can make it a bit chunky, I prefer the puree. My mother served it as a main dish with a side dish of any type of seafood, I serve it with a side of bruschetta

Split Pea Soup of either color are rich in fiber which helps the digestive system. All peas contain manganese,potassium,copper, protein and vitamins such as B1 and B5. For all the above reasons Split Pea Soup is a perfect meal at any time of the day!


Ingredients
  • 500 grams yellow split peas
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped 
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt & pepper 
  • 5 - 8 tablespoons of olive oil

 Take your split peas place in pot cover with water, place on stove and boil.When peas come to a boil drain them in a colander rinse with cold water and return to pot. Add all your ingredients and last add olive oil, saute for about 10 minutes. Cover peas with water, allow to boil until creamy and tender. Scoop batches of soup with a soup ladle, pour in a blender and mix until smooth. When serving drizzle with olive oil.

TIPS: a)  Use an immersion blender, this is faster and easier.
            b)  For a more spicy taste, use homemade broth or 1 beef knorr cube.
            c) If soup is too thick, thin it out by just pouring more water.



                                                     



KALE OREXI!!! Another fabulous dish from my kitchen to yours!